As early as 17 days ago the Cincinnati Bengals sat at No. 32 on seemingly every list of NFL Power Rankings on the Internet.
They're too young.
The defensive won't be able to get over the loss of star CB Johnathan Joseph.
Replacing Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco with two rookies was a recipe for disaster.
While the Bengals haven't been flawless —in fact they've been far from it— they've proved through the first two weeks of the season that they have a ton of young talent on both sides of the ball and are in no way the worst team in the NFL.
Bengals fans hoping for Andrew Luck must be disappointed.
The Bengals are a better team than the 49ers.
Here's seven reasons why we'll see that on Sunday.